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Experts dismayed by Asean's skipping of South China Sea issue -

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders from left, Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak,Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippine President ...and more »

Philippine President issues ASEAN Chairman's statement - Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte issued a Chairman's statement on Sunday, one day after the 30th ASEAN Summit closed. The 25-page statement mentioned concerns expressed by several ASEAN leaders pertaining to recent happenings in ...and more »

ASEAN shelves declaration on rights of migrant workers - Jakarta Post

ASEAN member states have failed to reach a consensus on a highly anticipated migrant workers' protection instrument, prompting the region's senior officials to shelve the declaration for the next summit in November. For months Indonesia and the ...and more »

ASEAN silent on China defeat, militarization but mentions UNCLOS - ABS-CBN News

Southeast Asian leaders (L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore's Prime ...and more »

Asean stresses peaceful resolution of disputes in South China Sea -

The final statement of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in its just concluded summit ditched reference to China's land reclamation and militarization in the disputed South China Sea. Instead, the Asean Chairman Statement issued by ...and more »

ASEAN gives Beijing pass on S. China Sea dispute citing 'improving cooperation' - International Business Times, Singapore Edition

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders link arms during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. L-R: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai ...and more »

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte visits Chinese warships in home town - Hong Kong Free Press

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday visited Chinese warships docked in his home town and raised the prospect of future joint exercises, highlighting fast-warming relations despite competing claims in the South China Sea. Duterte made his ...and more »

Philippines open to joint war drills with China: Duterte - Xinhua

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R, front) receives a hat from Hu Jie (L, front), captain of China's missile destroyer Changchun, in Davao City, the Philippines, May 1, 2017. Duterte visit the Chinese warship docked in Davao City wharf on Monday ...and more »

South China Sea issue not raised by Asean leaders during summit – envoy -

This Sept. 7, 2017 file photo released by the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) shows one of the Chinese vessels in Scarborough Shoal, among the disputed areas of the South China Sea. (Photo from DND). MANILA — Since none of the leaders ...and more »

Donald Trump's warning of major conflict, as North Korea turns to Southeast Asian nations for support -

US President Donald Trump has revealed what he thinks of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un as he said a 'major conflict' with North Korea is possible. Reuters, AFP and staff writers. News Corp Australia NetworkApril 28, 20173:38pm. Video; Image. Play ...and more »